Spain

German, French and Italian car sales fall in August

Sept. 2, 2014 11:25 CET
New-car sales in Germany, France and Italy all fell slightly in August, a seasonally weak vacation month, while Spain's subsidy-led recovery continued....
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Spanish car sales rise 14% in August

Sept. 1, 2014 11:47 CET
Spain's new-car sales rose 14 percent to 45,355 in August, the twelfth straight month of increases, car manufacturers' association Anfac said....
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Strong UK car sales in July part of improving European trend

Aug. 6, 2014 12:33 CET
New-car sales in the UK rose by 7 percent in July, as the country's credit-backed growth continued. The increase follows volume growth last month in Germany, Italy and Spain....
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Penske adds Spain to its overseas roster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Fresh off the heels of a joint venture in Barcelona, Spain, Penske Automotive Group Inc. will continue to expand with acquisitions in the United States and elsewhere. "We want to expand globally where we have human capital and people to build these businesses," Chairman Roger Penske told Automotive News....
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German car market slows as France, Spain, Italy continue recovery

July 1, 2014 15:43 CET
French, Spanish and Italian car sales rose in June while the German market slowed down, held back by fewer working days as the European market rebound remained intact....
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Spanish car sales rise 24% in June

July 1, 2014 12:01 CET
New-car sales in Spain rose 24 percent in June, the tenth straight month of increases, as a government subsidy scheme continued to stimulate demand....
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Nissan e-NV200 van debuts in Japan, but is it a good fit for N.A?

10:29 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Nissan has launched its second electric vehicle, but a North American debut of the e-NV200 compact commercial van is under review because of vehicle range and charging network concerns....
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Spain extends car subsidy scheme for sixth time

June 6, 2014 15:50 CET
Spain has extended its subsidy scheme for new car purchases with a further 175 million euros ($238 million), the sixth time the program has been topped up....
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W. Europe car sales rise but recovery to be 'bumpy'

June 6, 2014 11:19 CET
Car sales in western Europe rose about 5 percent in May but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales slipped back from the April level, analyst LMC Automotive said, adding that "the road to recovery remains a bumpy one."...
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German car sales rebound 5% in May

June 3, 2014 11:30 CET
German new-car registrations rose 5 percent in May after a 4 percent dip in April in a sign that demand is still recovering in Europe's biggest auto market....
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Spain new car sales rise 17% in May

June 2, 2014 11:47 CET
New car sales in Spain rose 17 percent in May, the ninth straight month of increases, helped by a scrappage subsidy....
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Citroen C4 Cactus brings Madrid factory back to life

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA's Madrid factory was facing closure two years ago, but now the plant has a brighter future thanks to the C4 Cactus, which Citroen began producing there in April....
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German car sales fall for first time in five months

May 5, 2014 12:56 CET
Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major western European markets of France, Italy and Spain where sales were up....
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength....
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Spanish car sales rise for seventh consecutive month

April 1, 2014 12:16 CET
New-car sales rose 10 percent in Spain in March, registering the seventh straight monthly increase as government subsidies continue to boost demand....
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VW's Seat brand will add SUV in 2016

March 26, 2014 13:27 CET
Volkswagen Group will add a compact SUV to its Seat division's lineup in 2016 to win new customers and accelerate a turnaround at VW's only unprofitable unit....
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Ferrari bets big on Europe's rebound

1:35 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
Ferrari's decision to open a theme park in Spain rather than China or another growing market is a big bet that Europe's slump is really over....
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Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari and PortAventura Entertainment plan a new Ferrari Land amusement park near Barcelona, Spain....
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Ferrari Land theme park to open in 2016

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Ferrari and PortAventura Entertainment have inked a deal to build a new Ferrari Land amusement park inside the PortAventura resort near Barcelona, Spain....
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FEBRUARY SALES EUROPE

Europe's car-sales recovery continues but France lags behind

March 3, 2014 10:44 CET
Strong new-car sales in Germany, Italy and Spain last month added to the growing optimism over Europe's market recovery, though a dip in French demand suggests the recovery remains uneven....
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German car sales rise 7% in January

Feb. 4, 2014 11:46 CET
New-car sales in Germany rose 7 percent in January as Europe's biggest market joined France, Italy and Spain in reporting higher year-on-year registrations....
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Spanish car sales jump 8% in January on gov't subsidies

Feb. 3, 2014 12:55 CET
New-car sales rose 8 percent in Spain in January as government subsidies continued to boost deliveries, car manufacturers' association Anfac said....
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Car production in Spain grew 9% in 2013

Jan. 23, 2014 16:31 CET
Spanish car production grew 9 percent to 2.16 million last year as automakers including PSA, Renault, Opel, Nissan and Seat benefited from increased demand....
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Daimler will spend 190 million euros upgrading Spanish van plant

Jan. 16, 2014 12:43 CET
Daimler says it will spend about 190 million euros ($260 million) upgrading a van factory in Spain to build new generations of the Viano and Vito models....
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Spain tops up car subsidy scheme by 175 million euros

Jan. 10, 2014 16:23 CET
Spain says it has expanded a car subsidy program which offers car owners 2,000 euros to scrap their old car for a new one. The scheme has now been extended four times at a total cost of 465 million euros....
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